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7 signs to a wet lung

This week, instead of a mnemonic, let’s talk about what it means for a chest X-ray to “look wet”. If you know of a memory trick to remember these signs of pulmonary edema, please share! 158 more words

7. Deep Breaths

Being at home for the first few weeks after surgery was a roller-coaster. Emotions, pain, confusion, clarity, relief…..nothing felt normal. I only had a few things to achieve each day: get a couple of short walks done, do my breathing exercises, write some final year reports for school…..but the motivation was lacking due to the intense building pain I was experiencing. 3,000 more words


Morning report - Benign asbestos pleural disease

77-year-old male with no medical illness presented with right pleural effusion. No fever/ chills. No systemic symptoms. This was the 3rd episode since 7 months ago. 276 more words

Pulmonary/ Critical Care

My Husband's Future Outlook

On the same day as my husband had his CT scan, my sister-in-law had her surgery.  It’s been a crazy mixed up world since that day and in the craziness the amazing news that my husband got was diminished.  364 more words

Our Cancer Treatment Experience

Pleural Effusion

Light’s Criteria of exudates

  1. Effusion is exudative if 1 of the following are
    1. Protein fluid/serum ratio >0.5
    2. LDH fluid/serum ratio >0.6
    3. Fluid LDH >2/3 of the upper limit of normal…
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General Medicine